The 2016, the William Penn Lecture was given by Mary Crauderueff on the theme “Spirit Works: Exploring Quaker Leadership” on March 19 at 7PM. The lecture (actually, part talk, part panel interview, part Q&A!) was the evening of Continuing Sessions at Arch Street Meeting House.
The William Penn Lecture is an annual event given for the purpose of
- The creation of a closer fellowship through association and interchange of experience
- Strengthening our loyalty to the ideals of the Society of Friends
- Preparation by such common ideals for more effective work through the Society of Friends for the growth of the Kingdom of God on earth
The original William Penn Lecture Series, which ran through 1966, was initiated and presented by the Young Friends Movement, the community of young adult Friends in the early part of the 1900’s. In 2011, the Lecture was revived, and taken under the care of the Young Adult Friends community, which is maintaining its original purpose.
Information & videos of the lectures from 2011-16 can be found on the William Penn Lecture webpage.
2016: Mary Crauderueff “Spirit Works: Exploring Quaker Leadership”
2015: Matthew Armstead “Daring to Stand Up”
2014: Christina Repoley “Prophetic Service as Formation and Transformation”
2013: Michael Gagné “Toward a Great Turning: Love, Truth, Soulforce, and the Future of the Religious Society of Friends”
2012: Signe Wilkinson “Putting the CHEER into Walking CHEERFULLY”
2011: George Lakey “Powerful Beyond Measure: The Legacy of Quaker Leadership in the 21st Century”